Post Doctoral Associate / Department of Food Science
University of Arkansas / Fayetteville



Job Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas
Job Type: Non-Classified Professional Position

Annual Salary:
Commensurate with qualifications and experience with full university benefits package

Minimum Requirements:
Post Doctoral Associate requires Ph.D. degree in Food Microbiology, Food Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry or closely related science. Must be able to work as a team member and independently on assigned tasks with minimum supervision. . Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills required. Applicants must have fluent English communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
Hands-on experience in microbiological and food safety, food microbiology techniques, protein extraction, functionality, sensory, cell molecular biology, HPLC, GCMS, column chromatography, scaling process, product application, maintenance and handling pathogens, preferred.

Job Duties:
This is a full time staff position in the Department of Food Science (40 hrs/week). This person will serve as project leader and cooperate with Dr. Hettiarachchy in food safety, protein chemistry and value-added uses, nutraceuticals and functional foods including bioactive compounds. Experiments include food-borne pathogen inhibition/killing in fresh produce and meat products and mechanism, bio-films, edible films and coatings, film extrusion, protein extraction, modification, functionality, value-added co-products, product evaluation, scale up and applications using microbiological techniques, electrophoresis, column chromatography, HPLC, GCMS, DSC, spray drying, amino acid analysis, and other analytical procedures. The successful candidate will demonstrate initiative and be responsible for setting up and operating microbiological techniques, analytical equipment, conducting experiments, training undergraduate/ graduate students with techniques, writing manuscripts, grant proposals, reports and making presentations. This person will assist in teaching food product development lab, as needed.

Where To Apply?
A letter of application, resume, academic transcripts of all college work, and name, address, telephone and fax numbers of three references should be sent to:

Dr. Navam Hettiarachchy
c/o Patricia Stout
University of Arkansas
Department of Food Science
2650 North Young Avenue
Fayetteville, AR 72704

Phone: 479/575-4779


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Initial appointment is for one year, and continuation of position is contingent upon availability of subsequent funding and job performance.

How to Apply:

University of Arkansas / Fayetteville

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